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boomtown of shenzhen. he worked and studied in canada and the u.s. now in his late 30s, he was building a hotel. >> i need to have something tangible, something we can build year by year, a steady business. we feel if we can provide high- quality service with four-star facilities, we shouldn't have any problem getting business. i actually have no experience of running a hotel. from the start, when i knew nothing, to now, i've had to deal with every single detail. we've hired about ten people. and they're all crazy busy. it's very stressful. >> narrator: on top of his job, weimin had new responsibilities: taking care of his parents. >> ( translated ): a little over a month ago, my mom had a stroke. she was a manager at her old factory, but the factory was privatized. so she lost her insurance. that's very common in china these days. >> ( translated ): so it's the kids, in this case, my sister and i, who have to shoulder the cost. so far we have spent almost $6,000. but the thing is, there'll be a lot more to come. because the biggest problem is we have no idea when she'll get better, and
. the largest quantities come from india, china and canada. while these ingredients are produced in fact reas overseas that are approved by the f.d.a. , they rarely get inspected by federal regulators. allan coukell , a pharmacist and director of the medical safety program at the pew health group says in the last decade, the number of plants in india and china making ingredients for the american market has doubled at a time when f.d.a. has fewer resources to inspect them. >> if you're manufacturing overseas, you might never see an inspector after the initial inspection at the beginning of your manufacturing process. when inspections do go on overseas, they tend to be much short than domestic inspections. they're generally preannounced-- meaning the manufacturer has time to prepare ,-- and if problems are identified, the agency is much less able to go back subsequently and follow up to see whether the problems were adequately corrected. >> reporter: in 2008, 81 people died in the u.s. after being given the blood thinner heparin. ingredients for its manufacture came from china. heparin is made
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